Alstom, DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands sign a maintenance contract for 60 locomotives

Karel Novak, Published on 24/08/2022
Alstom, DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands sign a maintenance contract for 60 locomotives
From left to right: Ghislain Bartholomé, CEO at DB Cargo Belgium, Frank Strik, Managing Director at Alstom Services Benelux and Nanouke Van’t Riet-Visser, CEO/COO at DB Cargo Netherlands.

The contract is to provide full-service maintenance for the fleet of 60 DE-6400 locomotives operating in Belgium and the Netherlands.


Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will be responsible for delivering the preventive and corrective maintenance for the first term of 3 years with an option of 2 additional years. 

The DE-6400 locomotive fleet plays a key role in DB Cargo’s operations in the Netherlands and Belgium, in particular for that part of the rail network where catenary is missing, such as at shunting yards, terminals, and rail connections.

“We are very pleased and honored to be awarded the extension of the maintenance partnership with DB Cargo Netherlands and DB Cargo Belgium. This new contract is a confirmation of the confidence DB Cargo has in our capacities to meet their needs by serving a high level of service to have a fully operational locomotives fleet,” says Frank Strik, Managing Director of Services Benelux.

The maintenance of the Belgian fleet can also be executed in Alstom’s Bruges facilities to maintain the fleet geographically close to the DB Cargo operation.

The digital services are integrated with the use of Healthhub, a tool for predictive maintenance. This approach of maintenance monitors the state of assets through various data capture solutions, for the more critical parts of the locomotives. This could be particularly suitable for larger and dispersed fleets.

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